Friday, December 21, 2012

Depressing

Ten years after legalizing euthanasia, Belgium is now considering extending the practice to children and people with Alzheimer's and dementia. God help us. Is Albert II going to sign this law, too? Really, at a certain point it is time to stand up for moral principles, whatever the consequences. Of course, Belgium is a secular state, but this is not merely a matter of religion. The protection of innocent human life is fundamental to any just political order. It is not negotiable.

4 comments:

MadMonarchist said...

If the Kingdom of Belgium has to die (and any people that would approve of this seems to want to) I would prefer the King commit professional suicide on an issue like this rather than it being because of a referendum or something. I cannot help but think about what just happened in Connecticut and wonder how people can be so outrage at one kind of murder, while so willingly embracing another kind of murder. Less violent perhaps, but murder is murder. I'll never understand it.

Matterhorn said...

If Belgians insist on dragging themselves into the mire, that is their decision. But that doesn't mean the King should allow himself to be dragged into the mire with them. He is a descendant of many good and faithful people and should not dishonor them by going along with this. And while I would hate to see the Belgian monarchy fall, no throne, no country is worth the loss of anyone's soul.

Christina said...

This is a very, very dangerous and slippery slope. The whole idea of euthanasia is such a demonstration of the lack of respect for, and understanding of, Life. In an age where so few things are built to last and so little care is taken over creating anything beautiful, it is appalling to see that now this even extends to life itself. If one life can be so easily disposed of, all life is damaged, isn't it? And where does it end? Are people just commodities which, when they no longer serve a purpose, can be destroyed? I appreciate the religious perspective of your lovely posts but even those who appear to have no spiritual regard must realise that we are so much more than items to serve a purpose. Hitler had that idea and look where that led...

Matterhorn said...

Yes. I would be just as pro-Life even if I were not Catholic or even religious at all.